For those of you working at home because of the pandemic and desperate for a quick satisfying read, webcomics are the best option. A peek into the world of webcomics will tell you why it can be so rejuvenating and relaxing. You can get all the inspiration and downtime you need from webcomics that are not only easy-to-find but also free of cost.
Batman and Superman have changed our lives forever as kids, and in spite of the Internet’s appeal, the charm of comics has never faded. Now you have webcomics that are hugely entertaining and even inspirational at times. You can even read these comics on-the-go on your mobile phone or tablet. And it is definitely better than browsing through social media posts aimlessly. Here are 10 of the most popular webcomics you can consider:
- Wukrii: This fantasy adventure tale is set in the Wukrii tropical islands, apparently located in Hawaii. A human author explores life in this virgin breathtaking island and the series is based on his explorations. There is a delicate balance amongst 3 species here, the Wukai or spirit creatures, the Humans, and the Demimom that are half-Wukai and half-Human.
- Webcomic Name This was first launched in 2016 by a British artist Alex Norris and soon became a hot seller. It appeals to its readers because of its blobby characters, naive artwork, simple jokes and punch lines.
- Bird Boy: If you are looking for an imaginative webcomic, this is a good choice. Bird Boy by Anne Szabla is about a 10-year old Nuru boy, Bali, who is determined to prove his worth. When he was banned from the ceremony to declare him an adult, he finds a legendary weapon. He must then escape across a deadly land of men, gods, and beasts to stop this from falling into their hands.
- The Wormworld Saga: This super-modern comic takes readers on an epic adventure. It was created by Daniel Lieske and stars Jonas Berg, a teen and a dreamer, usually rebuked for being lost in his own dreams. During a summer, he falls down to another world just like Alice in Wonderland.
- Cartoon Connie: Created by cartoonist Connie Sun, her illustrations show the life of a single, awkward, urban dweller and her companion, a wise elephant. This intimate and sincere depiction appeals to readers.
- Necropolis: Created by Jake Watt Necropolis is a fantasy webcomic that shows a girls’ search for revenge. This ongoing webcomic is updated every Wednesday, growing steadily into a reader’s favorite, because of its engaging story line and excellent visuals.
- The Sad Ghost Club: This webcomic is known for its cult following and popular merchandise. Run by Laura Jayne Cox and Lize Meddings, this is for readers who have felt lost or alone. The tale of a little, lonely ghost has found many takers and replicated on beanies, tote bags, and t-shirts.
- Hyperallergic: This is a comical horoscope for the artists, part of an art-focused magazine featuring content like podcasts and reviews. The comic section has new content uploaded often by artists that cover both light-hearted stuff and hard-hitting news.
- The Order of the Stick: Created by Richard Burlew, this is for those who prefer reading medieval-themed fantasy tales. This webcomic makes fun of subjects in a unique way.
- Botched Spot: Writer and artist James Hornsby lampooned professional wrestling culture through this webcomic since 2008. He has made his own characters like Rad Bad DeBone and Olav Orlav.